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1. A proposed budget by three Oakland city councilmembers would result in an $8.7 million shortfall, according to a report from the city’s budget director, the Trib reports. The budget proposal by Councilmembers Larry Reid, Desley Brooks, and Noel Gallo would cause a gaping hole in the budget because it underestimates the costs of a proposed 3 percent raise for civilian employees. Budget Director Donna Hom also said a competing budget proposal from Council President Pat Kernighan, which includes no raises, would result in a small surplus.